Athletics: Bingley Harriers will be looking to international Steve Green to lead them into the medals in Saturday's National 12-Stage Road Relay Championships at Sutton Coldfield.

Green who led his club to gold medals in last month's National Cross Country Championships at Leeds, was missing from the side which slipped to eighth place in the North of England 12-Stage event a fortnight ago.

But he returns to a powerful looking Bingley line-up which includes Mick Hawkins, Halifax and District Cross Country champion Mark Peters and Haworth's Andy Peace, fresh from a silver in the Guernsey Powerman Duathlon.

The Harriers won both Northern and National 12-Stage titles in 1996, and are well fancied for a rostrum finish this time.

This weekend's programme includes the Baildon Boundary Way off-road half marathon on Sunday which starts from Baildon Recreation Centre, Green Lane (10.30am).

Last year Pudsey and Bramley's international fell runner Paul Sheard set a new record time as he got the better of Bradford-Airedale's Steve Old-field in 1hr 16min 30sec.

Bingley's former world fells champion Carol Greenwood won the ladies section last year. She beat Spenborough's Kath Drake in a new best time of 1-27-21.

The organisers have put up a £50 bonus, on top of the extensive prize list on offer, to any runner who can lower those figures.

Both Sheard and Greenwood have submitted entries, so both marks could be in danger.

All finishers will receive a special T-shirts. Entries will be accepted by the race organizers on the day.

Saturday sees the fifth running of the Hebden Moor Fell Race from Hebden Village near Grassington (1.30pm).

The four and a half mile race, with almost 1,000ft of climb, is organised by World Junior Fell Running champion Victoria Wilkinson.

She is back on home soil after helping the Great Britain road relay team to 10th place in South Korea last weekend.

There is a full programme of junior races from under-12 upwards starting at 11am.

Saturday also sees a new event at Mytholmroyd near Halifax.

The Erringden Moor race is a tough off-road run of seven and a half miles, involving over 1,800ft of climb, and is being organised to raise funds for various charities.

Entries will be taken on the day - at Mytholmroyd Comm-unity Centre - and the race starts at noon.

The runners make their way on woodland paths to Erringden Moor above Hebden Bridge, visiting Withens Clough Reservoir and the Stoodley Pike Monument.

The Wakefield City 10km Road Race is being held on Sunday at Thorne's Park Athletics Track, Wakefield (10am).

Young athletes can find competition on Sunday at Horsfall Stadium, Halifax Road as the McDonalds Multi-Terrain Races continue for under-nine's, 11s and 13s.

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